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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 05:54 PM
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46. The sad and awful truth is this: Republicans have no way of stopping this nomination
Obama was smart to pick Sotomayer.

First because she's damn capable of doing the job and will make an excellent addition to the Supreme Court (replacing another excellent Justice) but also because the Republicans are dead in water with this candidate. Republicans Snowe & Collins have both expressed positive views on Sotomayer and will vote with the democrats on her nomination. Plus not one democrat has come out in opposition of her. So even with just 99 senators we have more than the 60 needed to sit her on the bench without any fuss of a filibuster.

So what few republicans are left are doing nothing more than grandstanding and in the process they are alienating even more women and hispanic voters with their actions.
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